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  • make holes in steel/aluminium controll panel for buttons

    Ay suggestions on how to make clean cut holes in aluminium controll panel for buttons.
    i was going to make the hole 28mm
    rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
    if your new to electronics and

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    drill with circular saw bit is what i used to put the holes in my exceleena
    measure round the buttons, and lose a few mm to allow for the saw width
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    • #3
      Use a bimetal hole saw. Place thick timber under panel and clamp to reduce saw moving around.
      Q.Are we not men? A.We are DEVO!

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      • #4
        and spray with kerro(kerosine)
        The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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        • #5
          Get yourself a 30mm hole puncher

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          • #6
            sorry i used a circular hole saw like dave said
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Berty
              Get yourself a 30mm hole puncher
              This would give you the best finnish

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              • #8
                I've just recently ordered through ebay a couple of hole punches, 30mm and 24mm, from recommendations on another forum. Claims were it cut through sheet metal very nicely and better then a hole drill if there is an overlay.

                The panel I'm going to punch holes have those mylar overlay, so here's hoping it's effective. Together they were like $60-70 odd so not a cheap solution.

                Cheers,

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                • #9
                  i used a $20.00 hole saw in the aliminum on this cp and it worked a treat useing the kero and a slow drill
                  Last edited by Davefjedi; 25th March 2007, 10:24 AM.
                  The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    Geez there is a lot real estate between the two players on your panel.

                    Plenty of elbow room

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Virgil Tracy
                      Geez there is a lot real estate between the two players on your panel.

                      Plenty of elbow room
                      was going to put a track ball in there never got around to it
                      The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        i hate to sound silly, but why did you use kero when drilling the holes thru steel?
                        how much did you use?
                        how did you apply it?
                        rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
                        if your new to electronics and

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                        • #13
                          only a bit just enough to keep it lubed i just used a squirty bottle keeps the cut clean and the teeth on the saw lubed and cool
                          The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Dez, Bimetal 1 1/8 holesaw from mitre 10 on charters towers road, lenox brand from the US is about 18 bucks. You will need to buy an arbor as well then later a holesaw for locks and one for joysticks knobs and you will be set up as far as arcade jobs are concerned. Thats all I have needed so far though I do have a trackball project coming up.
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                            • #15
                              For hole making in arcades, you can use

                              Bi- Metal hole saws. Size to suit. Good for metals. Button holes, joystick holes, trackball holes. Timber will blunt these.

                              Hole saws. For cutting speaker holes and cable holes

                              Spade bits. For lock and switch holes in timber

                              Stepped Drill. Steps from 6 to 24 in 2mm steps.(there are bigger, but $$$) good for general hole making in light material (up to 5mm) as you drill as far as you need the size

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